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 SMJUHSD Board Policies

Board Agenda 

The agenda is available online the Friday prior to each meeting. Minutes are posted after they have been approved by the Board, which is done at the following board meeting.

Board Meetings
The community is invited to attend School Board meetings and provide input to the Board’s discussion. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month, subject to adjustments due to holidays or special circumstances (see Meeting Schedule). Meetings are held at the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Support Services Center at 2560 Skyway Drive,Santa Maria, CA 93455.

Special meetings are held from time to time for official action on specific topics. No business shall be transacted except that for which the meeting is called.

Advance Written Request
Any individual or group desiring to place an item on the Board meeting agenda should file a written request with the Superintendent. The written request should include:

  • Name, address, and telephone number of person(s) submitting the request and name or organization/business represented (if applicable).
  • General description of the subject to be addressed and a brief statement of action to be requested of the Board.
  • Information regarding the presentation to the Board of Education at the Board meeting, including the name, address and telephone number of any person(s) wishing to speak.

Public Comments on Closed Session Items 
At this time any member of the public may address the Board concerning the Closed Session items. By board policy, testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. The Board President will, if appropriate, direct administration to respond in writing.

Open Session Public Comments
The public may address the Board on any matter concerning the District and not on the agenda. Note: The time limit to address the Board may not exceed two minutes unless the Board President determines that additional time will be allowed. The Board is not required to respond to the Public Comment. The public may also address the Board on each item on the Agenda as the Board takes up those items. Persons wishing to speak should complete a blue request form and hand it to the Superintendent’s Executive Assistant, prior to the start of the meeting. Comments or written requests should be addressed to the board as a whole, and not to individual members or District employees.

Items not on the Agenda
The law generally prohibits the Board from discussing items not on the agenda. Under limited circumstances, the Board may discuss and act on items not on the agenda if they involve an emergency affecting the safety of persons or property, or a work stoppage, or if the need to act came to the attention of the District too late to include on the posted agenda.

 

 

 



NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The SMJUHSD does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identifications, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital, family or parental status, medical condition, military or veteran status, nationality, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, immediately contact the District’s Discrimination, Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer Mr. Kevin R. Platt at 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 922-4573 or kplatt@smjuhsd.org. You may request a copy of SMJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures, Non-Discrimination Policies, Sexual Harassment Policies or click here.

Los programas, las actividades, las prácticas y el empleo de SMJUHSD prohíben la discriminación, incluido el acoso discriminatorio, la intimidación y el acoso por motivos de raza o etnia, color, ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificaciones de grupo étnico, edad, religión, matrimonio, familia o padres reales o percibidos. estado, discapacidad física o mental, sexo, orientación sexual, género, identidad de género, expresión de género o información genética o asociación con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Si cree que ha sido objeto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o acoso, comuníquese de inmediato con el Oficial de Discriminación, Equidad y Cumplimiento del Título IX del Distrito, el Sr.Kevin R. Platt en 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 922 -4573 o kplatt@smjuhsd.org<mailto:kplatt@smjuhsd.org>. Puede solicitar una copia de los Procedimientos uniformes de quejas, las políticas de no discriminación, las políticas de acoso sexual de SMJUHSD .